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Giveaway of the day — dot11Expert Pro 1.0

dot11Expert is a troubleshooting software for your WLAN (Wifi network).
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dot11Expert Pro 1.0 was available as a giveaway on October 5, 2016!

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dot11Expert is a troubleshooting software for your WLAN (Wifi network) that gives you detailed technical information about your Wifi network adapters, your Wifi networks and their associated access points.
Features:

  • Deep statistics about network adapters (MAC and PHY level);
  • Automatic sensing of Wifi networks and access points;
  • Graphical display of RSSI of all available networks;
  • International support.
  • System Requirements:

    Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10 (x32/x64)

    Publisher:

    KCSoftwares

    Homepage:

    http://kcsoftwares.com/?dot11expert

    File Size:

    1.3 MB

    Price:

    $ 19.99

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    #21

    I use Nirsoft tools to do all I need

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/

    Reply   |   Comment by ilikefree  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
    #20

    Here's more free Wi-Fi information tools, this time all from NirSoft:

    WifiChannelMonitor v1.45 http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_channel_monitor.html

    WirelessNetView v1.72 - Wireless Network Monitoring Tool http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_view.html

    WifiInfoView 2.08 http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5476-wifiinfoview.html

    no install required all can run as portable but beware false positives PUP claims from nanny anti-virus suites like avast and avg and kaspersky etc none of them like technicians utilities!

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
    #19

    FWIW, I've been using insider version 2.1.6.1394 for years. It's currently running fine on my Win10 Pro x64 laptop.

    Reply   |   Comment by BobC  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #18

    I installed dot11 without issues. Registered without issues. I was surprised to see additional shortcuts on my desktop, but they appeared to be just sh ortcut to webpages. I removed them.

    Now about the program:
    - it gives some additional statistics, about your WiFi and network cards. I found it useful, HOWEVER
    - the statistics DO NOT REFRESH automatically. This is major issue, as we cannot see if some changes (like moving from one place to another) changed the rate of errors, or any other statistics.
    - the statistics about physical adpter should have additional column - change per second.
    - there is a graph with color lines depicting... what? There is no description, nor even the AP names near the lines. I couldn't match the APs to the lines. The graph is useless as of now.
    - I'd like to see more data in the tables. The same data, that is in the details. Option of selecting columns would be nice as well.
    - I think that beacon period is miscalculated.
    - I couldn't copy any data from the program, for instance SSID or MAC accress of the AP.
    - How come, that # of Networks is not the same as # of APs? You would think, that if some AP has two networks, there will be two network entries, and only one AP entry. But it's wrong - there are two AP entries as well. In my case, there were a few APs with Hidden SSID, not reflected in the "Network" table.
    - IMO, both tables could be joined, then. That would remove duplicate data (like SSID) and give more space for other data.


    Summary: there is a potential in this application, but other apps (paid or free) are way ahead.

    Reply   |   Comment by RafalS  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
    #17

    Can this detect ethernet clients connected to the same network, via wifi?

    Thanks

    Reply   |   Comment by andario  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    andario, no that's not what this toy is for.

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
    #16

    Won't run on networked computer connected to a domain so uninstalled. There are several shortcuts added to desktop that are a nuisance but easily removed as well.

    Reply   |   Comment by Otterson  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
    #15

    This seems fully functional but buggy as a a free download... it lacks some crucial features compared to metageeks inssider and the free xirrus wi-fi inspector.

    Inssider 4 personal http://www.metageek.com/support/downloads/download-inssider-win.html apparently still free.

    Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector 2.0 https://www.xirrus.com/inspector/

    This is a new product to KC software with first entry in the changelog apearing early september 2016

    I don't think slapping a price sticker on an at best an early public beta release qualifies it as a commercial product so it can apear here!

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

    TK, Free to download, not free to run. Personal Edition is $20
    http://www.metageek.com/products/inssider/personal/

    Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    TK, Inspector is free, but don't try that page with a Chrome browser. It requires a different browser (I used IE) because the mandatory fillable form doesn't appear with Chrome.

    Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

    TK, just checked inssider 4 personal and it's register only trialware now :-(
    but you can still get Inssider home 3.1.2.1 as freeware from:

    http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5936-inssider.html

    no adware except for an advert for the latest commecial version, no registration multichannel 802.11n aware plus overlapping channel detection.

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Inssider not free.

    Reply   |   Comment by Wayne  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

    Wayne ,

    I am sorry to say, but your statement is not entirely true.

    You can still get inSSIDer for free. Just google for version 3.1.2.1

    I just installed it a few minutes ago, and it works perfectly.

    Cheers,

    consuella

    Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

    Hi consuella. :-)

    insider 4.0 costs $19.99 on the developer webpage.
    They also say "inSSIDer Home (formerly free software, also known as inSSIDer 3) reached it's end-of-life in January, 2014. It is no longer supported or distributed by MetaGeek."
    Therefore you can still download it from other sources, but it is outdated and unsupported.
    After I checked metageek forum: it "probably" doesn't support windows xp and "probably" could work on windows 8.
    It seems sometimes worked, with some tricks... Maybe the same could be true also for windows 8.1 and 10.

    Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

    xilolee, inssider home 3.1.2.1 runs just fine under XP SP3 with .NET 4.0 client profile installed.

    Just tested it on an ancient Dell inspiron 6400 with XP-SP3 and installed this months patches

    I'd be very surprised if it had any significant problems running under windows 10, maybe someone with Windows 10 and a Wi-Fi adaptor can test it and report back? Don't forget metageek have a vested interest in discouraging attempts to use the perfectly functional freeware versions of inssider where plausible... capitalism and all that sort'a stuff

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

    Still using inssider 3 on windows 10
    version 3.0.7.48

    Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
    #14

    Comments win today, no install for me. Sorry, kyle.

    Reply   |   Comment by dennis z  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
    #13

    I've got a couple of Android apps that I use instead that are more useful to me re: Wi-Fi, but that's me. Since a couple few comments suggested that add-ons or extras got installed, I monitored the installation & activation of dot11Expert in a Windows 7 32 bit V/Box VM using InstallWatch Pro to take before & after snapshots. The only thing extra I recorded was 3 desktop shortcuts with web site URLs -- here are the details...

    Files & folders...
    Added the folder: "C:\Program Files\KC Softwares\dot11Expert\" containing (6) files, with (5) of those for install or uninstall. Added (2) shortcuts to the Start Menu under KC Softwares. Added (4) shortcuts to the desktop, (1) for the app & (3) leading to URLs. Added the folder: "C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Roaming\KC Softwares\dot11Expert\" with (1) log file.

    Registry...
    Added (1) uninstall key -- [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\KC Softwares dot11Expert_is1]. Added (1) key for the app itself - [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\KC Softwares\dot11Expert].

    Registering or activating dot11Expert took two tries -- 1st attempt did not take -- & afterward shows Registered to GOTD in the About box. Starting dot11Expert in the VM gives the error message: "Error WlanOpenHandle (1062)", & the app shows no data or info at all, e.g. no adapters etc.

    Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
    #12

    Does no one ever learn?

    Kyle's programs always jam unwanted programs and PUPs onto your system. He doesn't care a whit about users. Today's install is one of the most egregious. Why GAOTD persists in dealing with shady developers like Kyle, IOBit (appropriates code from Malwarebytes... ) and SoftOrbits (surreptitiously deactivates "giveaway products" defies understanding. Avoid KC Softwares!

    Reply   |   Comment by Julia  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

    Julia,
    Agree with most of what you said, I hate when programs add unwanted features unrelated to original produce without permission, & deactivating prior giveaways before agreed term expires is a big pet peeve. I will not defend iObit's previous action re: using stolen Malwarebyes malware definitions in their own product, but it has been several years since that incident occurred & they seem to be on the straight and narrow now. Many of their products are quite handy & useful with my only gripe being the constant updates which offers the unwary a chance to forget to "uncheck" the optional installation of ASC.

    Reply   |   Comment by Catamus Mann  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

    Julia, this is not true and not fair. If you don't like it, don't get it !

    Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)

    Julia,

    "Kyle's programs always jam unwanted programs and PUPs onto your system."

    As detailed in a separate comment, installing dot11Expert installed 3 extra shortcuts to the desktop -- I could have avoided them by deselecting the box to add desktop shortcuts during setup, or simply deleted them afterward.

    Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

    Julia,

    Have you really looked at KC Softwares download page...you can download the "Lite Version" of the programs, which simply installs the program and nothing else. I think you comments about KC Softwares is very unjustified. Kyle does care about his users/customers.

    Reply   |   Comment by Brent Carey  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

    Kyle, You need constructive criticism. If only you would apply it. Learn from softwareok.com, and nirsoft.com. Clean unbundled software that doesn't require Unchecky" to run.

    You won't change though... you never have.

    Reply   |   Comment by Julia  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

    Brent Carey,Have you REALLY looked? Calling a STANDARD and NORMAL installer "Lite" is not the mark of someone caring about their customer, it's more like someone begrudgingly providing alternate non-PUP infested installers due to negative publicity and downloader complaints and naming them "Lite" installers which is industry standard nomenclature for reduced functionality edition NOT the name for the a Full edition but without PUP sponsor to deter visitors from downloading the PUP free installers.

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

    To Everyone,

    I've dealt with with KC Softwares for a long time. I believe people here are treating them very unjustly. Yes, they do care about their customers. I don't know why some of the software is packaged with other apps, but I do know that you can decline the installations. Why don't you ask them why they do that? I've just had a problem with a couple of their apps, and it was taken care of in a very decent and fair manner. If you do not like how they package their software, then don't download it. Quite name-calling and being nasty to KC Softwares...no one deserves that kind of treatment. We are all human beings and deserve to be treated decently.

    Frankly, I am tired of the way some people behave here. Please take your attitudes and go somewhere else. If you don't like something, then just leave it alone. I am quite sure that the GOTD Staff work very hard in getting these deals, and I say..."Kudos to them!!"

    That is my rant, and I am not going to respond to anyone else...as a matter of fact, I am quitting GOTD, because of the way companies/developers are treated.

    And that is all......

    Reply   |   Comment by Brent Carey  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

    Brent Carey, Not sure what name calling you are talking about.. Maybe you need to ask why most of the software is packaged with "other apps" as I and others know already, it is apparantly you that don't know!

    I've been a regular visitor and constructive critic of and problem solver for many offerings since GAOTD site was lanched several years ago, sometimes my observations are embarassing to developers but they are always potentially constructive. Depending on how they are received :-)

    There is little point throwing a tantrum and cutting your nose off to spite your face.

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #11

    If you want to avoid any extra programs from this publisher you need to go to their site and download the portable version.

    Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
    #10

    If you want KCcleaner and a driver update package AS WELL, go ahead and install Dot11. For me, if I wanted those programs I'd install them!!! Dot11 is off my computer!

    Reply   |   Comment by Bruce Cartwright  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

    Bruce Cartwright, Thanks for the info. Drive by installs are always unwelcome in my book, and make your product look shady. This is enough to put me of even trying it.

    Reply   |   Comment by Joe Austin  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

    Bruce Cartwright,

    "If you want KCcleaner and a driver update package AS WELL, go ahead and install Dot11. For me, if I wanted those programs I'd install them!!! Dot11 is off my computer!"

    Actually if you want SUMo, &/or DUMo, &/or KCleaner you have to download & install them [which you're entirely welcome to do if you wish]. If during the setup of dot11Expert you leave the box checked to add desktop shortcuts, you'll get shortcuts to the web pages for those 3 apps added to your desktop, along with the shortcut to dot11Expert.

    That's NOT saying dot11Expert is great or not -- just that it's not bundled with add-ons or crapware or anything. Right click those desktop shortcuts & select Properties to see just where they lead -- to web sites rather than apps in Windows.

    Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
    #9

    Downloaded and attempted install but installs has more junkware than a cnet (and they are notoriously bad!) download. I'll stick with Wireshark. Free, powerful, and it installs CLEANLY(!). I cannot imagine why anyone would allow all the hidden (possibly dangerous to your pc) programs to be put on their system! No thanks. Uninstalled, V scanned, and deleted reg entries! I do not get why GOTD would allow the extraneous software to be distributed.

    https://www.wireshark.org/

    Reply   |   Comment by Mike OD  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)

    Mike OD,

    "Downloaded and attempted install but installs has more junkware than a cnet (and they are notoriously bad!) download. I'll stick with Wireshark..."

    Nothing wrong with using Wireshark, though researching into potential added vulnerabilities *may* not be a bad idea [IMHO if you don't really need it, but think it's a neat thing to have, maybe don't.] As far as installing "junkware", I monitored the addition of (3) desktop shortcuts leading to URLs *when the box was checked to add desktop shortcuts*.

    Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

    mike, true true. I just get VERY apprehensive when there is the potential for sites to be added surreptitiously, and the "unaware" have no idea what they are. You and I know better. Not everyone does.

    Reply   |   Comment by Mike OD  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #8

    If our WiFi needs troubleshooting we'll have trouble downloading this software, otherwise why troubleshoot?

    Reply   |   Comment by Evgeny  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

    Evgeny, I wouldn't give up the day job if I were you. I don't think stand-up is such a good fit.

    Reply   |   Comment by BenAsp  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    Evgeny, sad and unneeded comment. Also quite wrong. Troubleshooting and fixing problems means being proactive.

    Reply   |   Comment by kc4cop  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

    Evgeny, if I could foresee problems, the very act of avoiding them creates problems I do not foresee.

    Reply   |   Comment by Mike OD  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #7

    InSSIDer runs circles around this program. There are lots of better free applets.

    Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

    Luis, why not inform us why? Then at least your comment may provide some value to other visitors here.

    Reply   |   Comment by BenAsp  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
    #6

    Downloaded and installed but when I saw that other software had been installed without my permission I didn't bother to try out today's offering. I detest developers that adopt such underhanded tricks. Doesn't inspire trust in the developer or their products ... There loss not mine.

    Reply   |   Comment by DaveC  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)

    DaveC, there is NO other products installed

    Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
    #5

    Doesn't seem to work properly for me. My own AP appears twice but none of the others Windows reports show up. What I'm guessing should be a chart is just a blank black area.

    The old InSSIDer is far better as are numerous Android options. Uninstalling.

    Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
    #4

    Couldn't agree more. There are free programs on the net offering more wifi info than this. Don't like the way they drop additional icons on your desktop, including KCCleaner. Uninstalled.

    Reply   |   Comment by John Sykes  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+61)

    John Sykes, I'm with you on this one, I didn't bother trying it after seeing the unwanted software installed ... Uninstalled without trying. Such underhanded tricks should be banned or we should at least be given the option to install additional software.

    Reply   |   Comment by DaveC  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
    #3

    thanks for comments.. I wait to see if they get better. Right now seems like a waste of time to look at.

    Reply   |   Comment by Mememe  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
    #2

    Thought this would be good, BUT... I installed it on a normal computer with a cable network.... I wrongly assumed it could access the wifi from my computer to the modem... but no... the wifi needs to be accessed from the computer you install it to...

    And I did not appreciate the 5 or so short cuts placed on my desktop without permission to sites for other utilities... asking FIRST would have been nice. IF i install it to a wifi computer, I'll report back.

    Reply   |   Comment by Kiwi1960  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+51)

    Kiwi1960, those shortcuts would annoy the hell out of me. I thought GotD didn't allow it's test software to load anything other than the advertised piece. Or are they all connected - is it one piece of software but just with 5 different icons.
    Tbh, I don't even want to install it until that hs been answered.

    Reply   |   Comment by Encyclopedia Brittanica  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

    Encyclopedia Brittanica, Five different pieces of software, but I suspect it may be from the same company, but not entirely sure, I deleted them rather than look, I never look at spam.

    Reply   |   Comment by Kiwi1960  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #1

    Installed in W10 64 bit with no issues.

    On running the program it failed to identify both of my SSID's, listing one of them twice instead.

    Looking at the amount of information available, it was so sparse that I could not see anything that I could not see in any basic free program.

    Maybe you will find more useful information but for me, this is not worth using.

    Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+52)

    PhilS, look at network adapter details.... Competitor do not show so much details for troubleshooting

    Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

    Kyle, I did and it showed so very little really.

    Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

    PhilS, have you clicked on "more"?

    Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
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